A couple and a child look at a 50-foot snowman named “Granddaddy” in Gilman, Minnesota. The snowman began to take shape earlier this winter when farmer Greg Novak needed to move mounting snow piles away from his greenhouses
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A performer greets arrivals to the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre in National Harbor, Maryland, USA
An opposition activist hurls tear gas back at riot police during a protest against the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Venezuela marked the anniversary of Chavez’s death with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor’s presidency.
French President Francois Hollande and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius speak with US Secretary of State John Kerry as Lebanese President Michel Sleimane looks on, during a family photo after the International Support Group for Lebanon meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Read more
Members of the Krewe of Zulu parade down St Charles Avenue on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans, Louisiana on Tuesday. Read more
A worker passes a mural of Hugo Chavez at the military barracks where the former Venezuelan president is entombed in Caracas, Venezuela. Workers made last-minute preparations for Wednesday’s ceremony marking the first anniversary of Chavez’s death. The anniversary has been marred by three weeks of protests against the government of Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro.
The Unidos da Tijuca Samba School carnival parade, at Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on Monday. Rio’s two nights of carnival parades began on March 2, attracting thousands of people from home and abroad. Read more
Justin Savidis dogs await line-up in the musher lot before the official restart of the Iditarod dog sled race in Willow, Alaska. The nearly 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race commemorates a 1925 rescue mission that carried diphtheria serum by sled-dog relay to the coastal community of Nome, which remains the final destination in this 42nd edition of the event.
Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday.
Director and producer Steve McQueen, right, celebrates after accepting the Oscar for best picture for his film 12 Years a Slave, with actress Lupita Nyong’o, left, at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Read more